Hi this is my first thread and as it happens my first real post with this account. Now is it just me, or does anyone else think that boredom is a heavily underrated emotion? I was discussing some of the worst pains in life with a 'friend' online, and when I mentioned Boredom, she laughed, but I guess she doesn't understand how crushingly mindnumbing it can be. Now I'm deffinately no genius, but I think it's something geniuses know. I used to have a classmate that is extremely intelligent (though he doesn't show it), but I am 100% sure that he is very very depressed. No ones seemed to notice that, but i did, and he did notice me aswell. Anyway, a large part of the origin of his depressive feelings was boredom: Being intelligent instantly makes 99% of all people and what they say complete annoying nonsence and bullshit and completely unimportant. Everyday is the same. And everything people do and talk about and do all day is complete nonsense and unimportant. Truly, boredom is very very painful. A lot of people, even those who have (had) difficulties in life, don't see this strangely. But it is very painfull in a mindnumbing kind of way, and it's right up there with other great pains, such as, for example, lonelyness, wich can also make you crazy. Thanks for reading. Does anyone agree or understand what I mean? I presume so.